Grocery Hunt: Inflation hits Manchester hot sauce shoppers

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Hello and welcome to the Grocery Hunt, Manchester Ink Link’s look at prices of grocery items at Manchester supermarket chains. This week takes a look at various condiments requested by our readers as well a look back at some items requested by our readers a year ago to see how prices have changed.

All items are requested by the readers of Manchester Ink Link, with some new items requested from readers in previous weeks that also include price comparisons between this week and when it was requested.

All prices in this week’s column were obtained on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. When direct comparisons are not available, comparisons per comparable units of measurement will be used. Prices and availability may change without notice.

This column only obtains prices from supermarkets as items requested by readers are either unlikely to be available or unlikely to be available in a form that can make comparisons feasible at specialty shops, wholesalers, price clubs or other food stores.

However, readers are welcome to submit prices of items from other stores as well as questions or comments regarding the column to

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Cain’s Mayonnaise (cost per qt.)

Market Basket – $3.72

Hannaford – n/a

Walmart – n/a

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Howard’s Sweet Pepper Relish (cost per lb.)

Market Basket – $4.36

Hannaford – $5.51

Walmart – n/a

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French’s Honey Mustard (cost per lb.)

Market Basket – $3.32

Walmart – $3.58

Hannaford – $3.99

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Frank’s Red Hot (cost per pint, difference from June 18, 2021 in parentheses)

Walmart – $3.49 (+$0.99)

Market Basket – $4.00 (+$1.17)

Hannaford – $6.94 (+3.95)

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Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce (cost per lb., difference from July 20, 2022 in parentheses)

Walmart – $1.20 (no change)

Market Basket – $1.43 (no change)

Hannaford – $1.56 (+$0.16)

A list of previous Grocery Hunt 2.0 columns from 2022 can be found below

A list of the first phase of 2022’s Grocery Hunts can be found here. 

For 2021’s Grocery Hunts, click here.

About this Author

Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.